Issue 90 - Page 39

This year has also seen a hugely successful fund-raising initiative with thousands of pounds raised to ensure short term survival and an exciting new partnership with a local junior rugby club , Old Grovians whose feeder School Woodhouse Grove remain a highly successful independent school .
Not forgetting our healthy and vibrant junior section , the recruitment of new volunteers to help with our relocation , the recruitment of new players and the emergence of a new Development Rugby side to help the transitional pathway from junior into senior rugby have all gained momentum . It ’ s been busy year !
There ’ s a lot going on but still much to be done …
But in our sights now is the most challenging aspect we will have come up against having to play a nomadic year of rugby away from Otley as the new facilities come out of the ground in readiness for the 2023 / 24 season . Clearly the recent challenges with Covid 19 haven ’ t helped our position but all timings are running to plan at the moment , so we have to keep pushing and working hard .
The next few months will define our destiny as the planning decisions are made .
CONTACT THE CLUB Otley Rugby Club Cross Green Otley West Yorks LS21 1HE
01943 461 180 www . pitchero . com / clubs / otley